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Old Broads announce new executive director

Great Old Broads for Wilderness, a national nonprofit based in Durango, announces the hiring of Shelley Silbert as its new executive director.

Silbert joins the organization with more than 20 years in the fields of conservation and sustainability. Most recently, she served as associate director of the San Juan Citizens Alliance in Durango. Silbert has a degree in anthropology and health care from the University of Tennessee and a masterís degree in watershed management from the University of Arizona.

For information, visit www.greatoldbroads.org.

Surgeon joins Mercy Surgical Associates

General surgeon Charles Black, M.D., recently joined Mercy Surgical Associates, a hospital-owned physician practice.

Black attended medical school at the University of Iowa College of Medicine and completed his residency in general surgery at Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. He has special interest in upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, pediatrics, and laparoscopy.

Black relocated to Durango from Sheyboygan, Wis., where he practiced general surgery at the Aurora Sheboygan Clinic.

He is married and has three children. In his free time he enjoys photography, sailing, reading, travel and spending time outdoors.

Mercy Surgical Associates, operated by Centura Health Physician Group, is in the Mercy Medical Plaza, 1010 Three Springs Blvd., Suite 220.

For more information, call 247-4448.

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